Proverbs 25:12
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New Living Translation
To one who listens, valid criticism is like a gold earring or other gold jewelry.

King James Bible
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover upon an obedient ear.

Darby Bible Translation
An ear-ring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, is a wise reprover upon an attentive ear.

World English Bible
As an earring of gold, and an ornament of fine gold, so is a wise reprover to an obedient ear.

Young's Literal Translation
A ring of gold, and an ornament of pure gold, Is the wise reprover to an attentive ear.

Proverbs 25:12 Parallel
Proverbs 25:12 Parallel Commentaries
Wherefore Christ Undertook a Method of Setting us Free So Painful and Laborious, when a Word from Him, or an Act of his Will, Would Alone
Wherefore Christ undertook a method of setting us free so painful and laborious, when a word from Him, or an act of His will, would alone have sufficed. 19. Then he labours to teach and persuade us that the devil could not and ought not to have claimed for himself any right over man, except by the permission of God, and that, without doing any injustice to the devil, God could have called back His deserter, if He wished to show him mercy, and have rescued him by a word only, as though any one denies
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

"Boast not Thyself of To-Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to-morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." There are some peculiar gifts that God hath given to man in his first creation, and endued his nature with, beyond other living creatures, which being rightly ordered and improved towards the right objects, do advance the soul of man to a wonderful height of happiness, that no other sublunary creature is capable of. But by reason of man's fall into sin, these are quite disordered and turned out of
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Love in the Old Covenant.
"A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another."-- John xiii. 34. In connection with the Holy Spirit's work of shedding abroad the love of God in our hearts, the question arises: What is the meaning of Christ's word, "A new commandment I give unto you"? How can He designate this natural injunction, "To love one another," a new commandment? This offers no difficulty to those who entertain the erroneous view that during His ministry on earth Christ established a new and higher religion,
Abraham Kuyper—The Work of the Holy Spirit

The Old Testament Canon from Its Beginning to Its Close.
The first important part of the Old Testament put together as a whole was the Pentateuch, or rather, the five books of Moses and Joshua. This was preceded by smaller documents, which one or more redactors embodied in it. The earliest things committed to writing were probably the ten words proceeding from Moses himself, afterwards enlarged into the ten commandments which exist at present in two recensions (Exod. xx., Deut. v.) It is true that we have the oldest form of the decalogue from the Jehovist
Samuel Davidson—The Canon of the Bible

Cross References
Matthew 12:35
A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart.

Exodus 32:2
So Aaron said, "Take the gold rings from the ears of your wives and sons and daughters, and bring them to me."

Exodus 35:22
Both men and women came, all whose hearts were willing. They brought to the LORD their offerings of gold--brooches, earrings, rings from their fingers, and necklaces. They presented gold objects of every kind as a special offering to the LORD.

2 Samuel 1:24
O women of Israel, weep for Saul, for he dressed you in luxurious scarlet clothing, in garments decorated with gold.

Job 28:17
Wisdom is more valuable than gold and crystal. It cannot be purchased with jewels mounted in fine gold.

Psalm 141:5
Let the godly strike me! It will be a kindness! If they correct me, it is soothing medicine. Don't let me refuse it. But I pray constantly against the wicked and their deeds.

Proverbs 15:31
If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise.

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